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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Dec 28, 2012 8:07am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Some sane points I made - see? the spam is on schedule - lol

Re: sane points?

Rasta, the Feds "are us". Remember, people have amnesia now. They've been brainwashed. They think this is the way things have always been. I'm tired of making this case.

What ever happened to "guns and butter"? These days it's guns and spying. Data mining and arms sales are our two biggest industries. Have you noticed how their domestic use and their exports continue to grow? I believe most good Americans should be saying "blow me" to this crap. This is insane, not to mention, it's disgusting!
• Earl, the NSA is building this facility in Bluffdale, Utah - our Country’s Biggest Spy Center
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National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney revealed he believes domestic surveillance and Data Mining on Americans has become more expansive under President Obama than Presidents George W. Bush-Dick-Cheney. NSA's Binney estimates the NSA has assembled 20 trillion "transactions" — phone calls, emails and other forms of data — from Americans. This likely includes copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people living in the United States. Binney talks about Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and challenges NSA Director Keith Alexander’s assertion that the NSA is not intercepting information about U.S. citizens. This interview is part of a 4-part special.

Binney served in the NSA for over 30 years, including a time as technical director of the NSA’s World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group. Since retiring from the NSA in 2001 he has warned that the NSA’s data-mining program has become so vast that it could “create an Orwellian state.” This year was the first time Binney has spoken on national television about NSA surveillance.

William Binney discusses the NSA’s massive power to spy on Americans and why the FBI raided his home after he became a whistleblower. Binney was a key source for investigative journalist James Bamford’s recent exposé in Wired Magazine about how the NSA is quietly building the largest spy center in the country in Bluffdale, Utah. The Utah spy center will contain near-bottomless databases to store all forms of communication collected by the agency including private emails, cell phone calls and Google searches and other personal data.
• Spy drones will be flying in your town anyday
Federal aviation regulators have acknowledged dozens of universities and law-enforcement agencies have been given approval to use drones inside the United States. The list includes the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, various branches of the military, defense contractor Raytheon, drone manufacturer General Atomics, as well as numerous universities. Police departments with drone permits include North Little Rock, Arkansas; Arlington, Texas; Seattle, Washington; Gadsden, Alabama; and Ogden, Utah.
China Toughens Its Restrictions on Use of the Internet
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by Keith Bradsher, Dec 28, 2012

Hong Kong — The Chinese government issued new rules today requiring Internet users to provide their real names to service providers, while assigning Internet companies greater responsibility for deleting forbidden postings and reporting them to the authorities.

The decision came as government censors have sharply stepped up restrictions on China’s international Internet traffic in recent weeks. The restrictions are making it harder for businesses to protect commercial secrets and for individuals to view overseas Web sites that the Chinese Communist Party deems politically sensitive.

The new regulations, issued by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, allow Internet users to continue to adopt pseudonyms for their online postings, but only if they first provide their real names to service providers, a measure that could chill some of the vibrant discourse on the country’s Twitter-like microblogs. The authorities periodically detain and even jail Internet users for politically sensitive comments, such as calls for a multiparty democracy or accusations of impropriety by local officials.

Any entity providing Internet access, including over fixed-line or mobile phones, “should when signing agreements with users or confirming provision of services, demand that users provide true information about their identities,” the committee ordered.

• meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook 'waves hello' to his Chinese Slave Workers on March 29, 2012
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